Comox Valley educator honoured by prime minister

Teresia Louden of Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence as part of the 2010–11 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education, MP John Duncan announced Wednesday.

Teresia Louden of Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence as part of the 2010–11 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education, MP John Duncan announced Wednesday.Award recipients were honoured at a ceremony in Ottawa on World Teachers’ Day.Louden established the Aboriginal Head Start program in the Comox Valley and eventually the Friday’s Child Program, the Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start program said in a news release. “Although she works with children throughout the day, her role is largely dedicated to parents as well, who often regard her as their mentor when they run into hurdles at home, the release added.Louden authored a Little Book of Tips – and companion DVD – full of techniques for early childhood educators and family members that are particularly effective with children living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.  “Teresia’s commitment, dedication and leadership in the early childhood field are nothing short of profound. Parents of young toddlers, myself included, felt very fortunate to have our children be a part of Teresia’s special and caring environment,” said an Early Childhood Care and Education faculty and department chair.“I am thrilled today to acknowledge the outstanding contribution to early childhood education made by Teresia Louden,” said Duncan (Vancouver Island North) and the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. “With the youngest of our citizens benefiting from Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start’s programs, Canada’s future is in good hands.”This year, 26 Certificates of Excellence were presented for educational excellence at all levels, from preschool through to secondary school. All recipients have been recognized as leaders who have been exceptionally innovative in helping students excel and young children get the best possible start in life.Certificate of Excellence winners will receive $5,000 to be shared equally between the winners and their schools or childcare institutions, as well as a certificate, a pin and a letter from the prime minister.Industry Canada delivers this awards program in partnership with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Health Canada, and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Research In Motion Limited and the RBC Foundation are corporate partners of the program.Information on all 2010–11 award recipients along with guidelines and nomination forms for the 2011–12 awards can be found on the Prime Minister’s Awards website at www.pma.gc.ca.— John Duncan

Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

VIDEO: Trades jobs the way of the future on Vancouver Island?

Hundreds of people attend Black Press Career Fair in Nanaimo

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Large B.C. tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and District investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

A day to remember: Glacier View Secondary holds 2018 graduation ceremony

Glacier View Secondary School held its 2018 graduation ceremony on Thursday, June… Continue reading

Fake cops ‘arrest’ woman, steal $6,000 in latest CRA scam

Vancouver police urge people not take calls from anyone saying they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency

Most Read